Singled Out: Thoughts In Reverse

Today Thoughts In Reverse singer Brian Magee and guitarist Scott Garland tell us about the song "Judged By Twelve, Carried By Six," from their new EP "Sightings". Here is the story:

Singer Brian Magee: When we wrote "Judged By 12, Carried By 6," I was in a very vengeful and angry place, so lyrically I put out everything that I was feeling at the time. Basically, like everyone on earth, I was taken advantage of by someone I called a friend and my way of coming to terms with the situation was to write out what I never got the chance to say. For me, being able to get my inner thoughts and aggression out was what I needed to move on from that event. Musically, I interpreted the song in a very bitter way, but also, it made me feel really hostile, so I let all that pent up emotion flow accordingly. What came out is just the words of a pissed off dude thirsty for closure.

Guitarist Scott Garland: We feel when listening to a CD, if the first 30 seconds of a song doesn't get your attention then you probably won't want to listen to the rest, so when writing "Judged By 12, Carried By 6" we wanted a solid, hard-hitting song to start the EP on. We incorporated our heavier side with breakdowns, noise chords, a few catchy parts and the all essential gang-vocals to create an energetic and memorable song. We were looking to just write a song that would get people amped up and open the EP with an "in your face" vibe. "JB12, CB6" came together fairly easily for us because we all had an agreement to bring together our heavier aspects and tie in mean, crushing vocals for a more pissed off sound. Overall "Judged By 12, Carried By 6" is one of our favorite songs to play live and we almost always open with it so we start off our set with raw energy and something heavy for the kids.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP right here!


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